CNN Screws the Pooch: Cancels Science, Space and Technology Section

As part of an ongoing program of reducing their relevance and demolishing their credibility, CNN has just completely shut down their Science, Space and Technology unit. Who needs good science coverage, after all, since nothing important happens in that area...and as the US continues to dumb down its educational system, the number of interested viewers is probably dropping, too.


The media knows where the profits lie, and it's not in that expensive journalism stuff -- it's in the cheap and popular domain of opinionated airheads shouting at each other. This is symptomatic of a deep intellectual rot in this country.

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